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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2006, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Problems - plants shriveling

I recently re-aquascaped my tank and now my crypts (Wendtii green and brown and some other ones I'm not sure of) are starting to shrivel up. The leaves get shiny and see-through and die off. I can't seem to find a solution to this.

The tank is a 20-high with 2 compact fluorescents. I don't know my water parameters off hand but can get them if needed. I do 25% water changes every 2 weeks and use Tetra's Flora Pride about once a month. I'm really not going all out for a true, awesome planted tank, but my plants were doing fine until about a month ago when the crypts started shriveling.

I also have a bunch of wisteria, which is doing great, a vallisneria which seems to be doing fine and 2 other types of plant that are currently unidentified (whoops).

Can someone help me out here?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2006, 11:38 PM
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It is not uncommon for Crypts to die off after a drastic change, like re-scaping, or changes in light. Most of the time they lose their leaves and then bounce back with new leaves. Patience necessary...


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Hmmm, well without ferts and co2, which you said you don't want to do, I don't know how long or if they will re-grow, but my guess is they will...

Fairly common with Crypts...

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ge...ght=crypt+melt


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Thanks you two! I've been meaning to add some CO2, but I'm not home enought to monitor it, nor do I have the space for one where the tank is. I'm hoping these will sprout up in a couple weeks.

For now, should I just prune the leaves off and suck out the dead or wait for all of them to die?
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Don't remove any healthy leaves, just the ones that start to dissolve.


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If you have a camera, you can post pictures of your plants and we'll help you id them if your curious


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is it like this:


mine are doing this ATM, adjusting to 150w of MH i spose.
i have CO2 and liquid fertilize daily and will soon get some root tabs for them.
hopefully they bounce back.
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